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The benefits of implementing 'dark mode' on your website

Posted: 1 December 2023 Posted by: Leeroy Lugg. Share via: /

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Due to its aesthetic appeal and functional advantages dark mode for websites has gained popularity. Here's a handful of benefits:

  • This can reduce eye strain: Dark mode can help to reduce the blue light emitted by screens, and this can help minimise eye strain and fatigue. This is particularly beneficial during low-light conditions or long periods of screen use.

  • Improve readability: White text on a dark background will often provide better contrast, making text more readable. This can enhance the overall reading experience, especially for those with sensitivity to bright light.

  • Save your battery (if you have an OLED Screen): Devices with OLED screens can experience energy savings in dark mode. In dark mode, individual pixels are turned off or emit less light, leading to decreased power consumption and potentially extending battery life.

  • Enhanced visibility of elements: Dark mode can make some design elements, such as photos, images, icons, and buttons, stand out more prominently. This can improve the overall user interface and make navigation more intuitive.

  • It just looks good! Many users find dark mode more visually appealing, and, for some, it can lend a modern and sleek look to a website. It's also currently considered stylish and may be preferred by users who appreciate a darker colour scheme.

  • It can improve accessibility: Dark mode can improve accessibility for users with visual impairments or sensitivity to light. Customisable themes, including dark mode, allow users to adapt the interface to their specific needs and preferences.

  • Less glare: When using devices in low-light environments, dark mode can minimise the glare emitted by bright screens, this can create a more comfortable viewing experience.

  • It's a bit trendy: Dark mode aligns with current design trends, and many users appreciate having the option to switch between light and dark themes based on their preferences or the ambient light conditions.

  • Better sleep: Research suggests that blue light can interfere with circadian rhythms and mess with sleep patterns. By using dark mode, especially in the evening, users may find they get a better night's sleep.

To summarise, implementing dark mode on your website can contribute to a more comfortable, visually appealing, and customisable user experience. It can also address concerns related to eye strain, improved readability, and for some, it just looks good!

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